Christoph von Dohnányi - Conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder - Piano
Lutoslawski - Funeral Music
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")
Saturday, March 9, 20138:00 pm Verizon Hall
Please note due to the setup and preparation for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) in the Kimmel Center lobby there have been changes made to the locations of the box office lines, subscriber services table and donor services table. The box office lines will form beginning at the box office near the Information Desk. There will be an Usher to assist in managing the box office line. The subscriber services table will be located in front of the staircase across from Door B. The eZseatU table will be located at the far end of the PECO bar across from the stairs by door C. The donor services table will be located in front of the staircase across from Door C.
Beethoven is able to make the most profound statements by taking the simplest gestures and motifs, and expanding them into grand symphonies. His "Eroica" Symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but perhaps the real hero of this Symphony is the composer himself. Beethoven was a revolutionary of his time and continues to influence music being written today. Mozart was equally progressive, especially in his Piano Concerto No. 20, which was unusual for its bold, syncopated rhythms and chromatic melodies. Rudolf Buchbinder, praised internationally for his interpretations of Mozart, returns to Philadelphia as soloist.
Karl Middleman, Conductor, Philadelphia Classical SymphonyPre-Concert Conversations